Everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter and semi-final draws with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City awaiting their last-eight fate
- The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws take place on Friday
- It follows the conclusion of the last-16 matches that took place this week
- Liverpool had already booked their spot in the draw with victory over RB Leipzig
- Chelsea and Manchester City both joined them in the last-eight this week
The Champions League is truly approaching its business end with the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals to take place on Friday morning.
Liverpool became the first British club to book their place in Friday’s draw by completing a 4-0 aggregate win over RB Leipzig last week.
Chelsea, who remain undefeated since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, claimed a highly impressive 3-0 aggregate win over Spanish giants Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
City, who are storming towards the Premier League title, also have a first Champions League triumph on their minds, with a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Monchengladbach ensuring their spot in the draw.
With the draws now approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details below.
All eyes now turn to the Champions League trophy with the tournament starting to heat up
The draw for the Champions League quarter-final will start at 11am on Friday, March 19, with the draw for the semi-final immediately following.
As with the draws for the last-16, country protection is no longer a factor, while there won’t be any seeded sides once more.
Also included in Friday’s showing with be the draw for the final’s ‘home’ side, which is done for ‘administrative’ reasons.
The draws take place inside the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
How to watch the Champions League draw
There are a couple of ways in which you can watch this year’s Champions League quarter and semi-final draws.
BT Sport, who hold the television rights to the competition this year, will also be broadcasting the draw live on BT Sport 1, which existing customers can also watch on the app or website.
Who will be in the Champions League draw?
Tuchel (left) and Guardiola (right) are looking to join Jurgen Klopp (centre) in the last-eight
Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s fixtures, we now know exactly who will be in the impending draws.
Liverpool, despite their domestic troubles, made light work of Bundesliga contenders RB Leipzig, with back-to-back 2-0 wins securing a 4-0 aggregate victory.
In addition, both Chelsea and Manchester City secured their spots in the last eight this week, with respective wins over Atletico Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Elsewhere, Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the last-eight with a 1-1 home draw with Barcelona, which followed their stunning 4-1 win at the Nou Camp.
Erling Haaland starred as Borussia Dortmund saw off a spirited Sevilla, while Porto claimed an historic win over Juventus to prevail.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also made it safely through.
Below is a list of the remaining teams in full:
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Borussia Dortmund
- Manchester City
- Real Madrid
- Bayern Munich
When are the quarter-finals and semi-finals?
The first legs of the quarter-finals will take place over the 6th and 7th of April, with the second legs to be completed just a week later.
There will then be a two week gap before the Champions League returns, with the semi-final first legs to be played on either April 27 or 28.
The second legs will then be completed on either May 4 or 5.
When is the Champions League final?
Of course, it is then time for the final, which will be played in Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul this season.
The match will be played on Saturday, May 29.
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